Another Abrams, this time I built Tamiya's 1/35th M1A2 Operation Iraqi Freedom kit into a USMC M1A1 in Norway for Exercise Reindeer II in 2016. Tamiya includes the Marine M1A1 as an option in this boxing. I added a bustle rack extension from [...]
Or maybe I should have titles this one "None Shall Pass". This being my third post here at iModeler, you may notice a pattern with my builds. Anyway, this is Dragon's M1A2 SEP kit converted into an AUS M1A1 with an Arms Corps Models conversion[...]
Another nice and tidy Tamiya '48 kit of a plain vanilla Abrams. So, this was a nice no- frills project. The only finicky issue I had was with the length and link tracks that were slightly too generous. Painting the tracks also was more compli[...]
The complexity of the armor and roof-top weaponry attracted me to this kit. The fact that so much detail was packed into a 72 scale kit was also an attractive challenge. The kit has some creative engineering that minimizes the parts involved i[...]
Hello! And again the tanks)) - this time the iconic American M1 Abrams! From the construction of the model was a real pleasure - it's Tamiya! ) I hope you get the same pleasure from viewing.
I've built a good amount of armor over the past few years but never an Abrams. Don't know why, maybe to common for my tastes. I'm more of a fan of Cold War machines like the M48, M60, and T-55 series of tanks, or very unique subjects like some[...]
This was such a fun build and the detail for a 1/72 kit was impressive. I only had a couple of issues with the kit:
1- some part number errors on the instructions, but these are easy to avoid as it is obvious where the errors are.
2- some parts[...]
This is a kit that I built for a buddy. I took these pics before I applied the custom decals that I had made depicting a 2ACR tank from the Battle of 73 Eastings. I should have took more after decals, but they were just the bumper n[...]
This is the 1/35 Dragon SEP kit of the Abrams MBT, with the Legend TUSK (Tank Urban Survival Kit) upgrade.
The kit is a little hard to find now, I believe, and I got mine from someone in our club who was thinning out his armour stash. The kit i[...]